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Christer Daelander, a Baptist World Alliance representative to the United Nations and religious freedom representative of the European Baptist Federation (EBF), is the nominee for the 2018 Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights Award. The nomination was announced to the BWA executive committee on March 7 at its meeting in Falls Church, Virginia. The award […] Read More

Corneille Gato Munyamasoko, general secretary of the Association of Baptist Churches in Rwanda, is the recipient of the 2015 Baptist World Alliance Congress Quinquennial Human Rights Award. The award, given every five years, will be presented in July in Durban, South Africa, where the 21st Baptist World Congress, the first in Africa, will be held. […] Read More

Ilie Coada of Moldova is the 2014 recipient of the Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights Award. The award is given each year by the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) to an individual who has made significant and effective contributions to secure, protect, restore or preserve human rights. The announcement was made during a meeting of […] Read More

Baptists in Africa have expressed deep displeasure at ongoing conflicts on the continent that have led to “wanton destruction of life and property of defenseless and vulnerable citizens.” Making special reference to the Central African Republic (CAR), South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the All Africa Baptist Fellowship (AABF) called “upon […] Read More

The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) is appealing for assistance to the Central African Republic (CAR) due to widespread suffering after rebels overthrew the government in March 2013. Nicolas Aimé Singa-Gbazia, president of the Association of Baptist Churches of Central African Republic, told the BWA that there have been “great tribulations against the church of Christ […] Read More

Baptist World Alliance (BWA) General Secretary Neville Callam offered praise to God and encouragement to Baptists in Myanmar during the celebration of the 200th anniversary of Baptist witness in the southeast Asian country.  Callam, who delivered greetings at the opening service of the Myanmar Bicentenary on Dec. 5, said the series of events were “a […] Read More

Five Baptist World Alliance (BWA) member organizations in the Philippines reported on the widespread devastation in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan that devastated parts of the southeast Asian country on Nov. 8. The five organizations have a total membership of about 430,000 Baptists. Among the urgent needs are food, water, medicine and construction materials for […] Read More

The unity of the church, wherever and whenever it exists, should be celebrated, said Neville Callam, Baptist World Alliance (BWA) general secretary. Callam, who was speaking during the 10th assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Busan, South Korea, lauded the work of the Faith and Order Commission of the WCC to aid […] Read More

Baptist World Alliance (BWA) General Secretary Neville Callam declared that Baptists need to take a resolute and strong stance against racism. Callam, who delivered the second annual Sam Sharpe Lecture on “The Deconstruction of Race” in the United Kingdom in October, said the notion of race is a social construct not based on scientific reality. […] Read More

Neville Callam, general secretary of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA), encouraged European Baptists to adopt the principles of the Covenant on Intra-Baptist Relations affirmed by the BWA General Council in July. Speaking at the meeting of the Council of the European Baptist Federation (EBF) in Bratislava, Slovakia, Callam reminded the delegates of the significant role […] Read More